A History of ALA Policy on Intellectual Freedom: A by Trina Magi, Martin Garnar

By Trina Magi, Martin Garnar

Accumulating a number of key files and coverage statements, this complement to the 9th version of the Intellectual Freedom Manual lines a heritage of ALA s dedication to scuffling with censorship. An introductory essay through Judith Krug and Candace Morgan, up-to-date via OIF Director Barbara Jones, sketches out an outline of ALA coverage on highbrow freedom. a huge source, this quantity contains files which debate such foundational concerns as

  • The Library invoice of Rights
  • Protecting the liberty to read
  • ALA s Code of Ethics
  • How to answer demanding situations and issues approximately library resources
  • Minors and net activity
  • Meeting rooms, bulletin forums, and exhibits
  • Copyright
  • Privacy, together with the retention of library utilization records

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Contents Introduction and User’s Guide Part I: Intellectual Freedom and Libraries 1 ALA and Intellectual Freedom: A Historical Overview Judith F. Krug and Candace D. Morgan; updated by Barbara M. Jones Part II: Essays on the History of Core Intellectual Freedom Documents 2 Library Bill of Rights 3 Code of Ethics of the American Library Association 4 The Freedom to Read 5 Libraries: An American Value Part III: Essays on the History of Interpretations, Guidelines, and Other Statements 6 Interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics of the American Library Association 7 Access to Digital Information, Services, and Networks 8 Access to Library Resources and Services for Minors 9 Access to Library Resources and Services Regardless of Sex, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, or Sexual Orientation 10 Access to Resources and Services in the School Library 11 Advocating for Intellectual Freedom 12 Challenged Resources 13 Copyright 14 Creating Policy for Your Library—User Behavior and Library Use 15 Diversity in Collection Development 16 Economic Barriers to Information Access 17 Evaluating Library Collections 18 Exhibit Spaces and Bulletin Boards 19 Expurgation of Library Resources 20 Guidelines for the Development and Implementation of Policies, Regulations, and Procedures Affecting Access to Library Resources, Services, and Facilities 21 How to Respond to Challenges and Concerns about Library Resources 22 Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries 23 Labeling and Rating Systems 24 Library-Initiated Programs as a Resource 25 Meeting Rooms 26 Minors and Internet Activity 27 Policy on Governmental Intimidation 28 Prisoners’ Right to Read 29 Privacy 30 Resolution on the Retention of Library Usage Records 31 Resolution on Workplace Speech 32 Restricted Access to Library Materials 33 RFID in Libraries—Privacy and Confidentiality Guidelines 34 Services to Persons with Disabilities 35 The Universal Right to Free Expression Subject Index to Essays Index Introduction and User’s Guide This book is a companion volume to the American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Manual, ninth edition.

This phenomenon is still being addressed in law and policy. ”1 The ALA Executive Board considered the union’s charges and offered to enlist volunteers to investigate the claims. Apparently, however, the union did not act upon the offer, and the matter was not considered further by the board. S…. ”3 In 1934 the association recorded its first protest against the banning of a specific publication, You and Machines, a pamphlet by William Ogburn. Prepared for use in Civilian Conservation Corps camps under a grant from the American Council on Education, the pamphlet was denied circulation by the camps’ director, who believed it would induce a philosophy of despair and a desire to destroy existing economic and political structures.

The committee began to feel the need for a means to provide timely and meaningful assistance to libraries and librarians facing censorship problems. ” One of the many recommendations emerging from this conference was that ALA establish an office to promote and protect the interests of intellectual freedom. This office should assume the responsibility for the collection and dissemination of information about problems of censorship and other pressures tending to undermine the freedom of libraries to provide full and varied materials for all the people they serve.

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